The Global Legal Post | Latesthttp://www.globallegalpost.comThe latest stories from The Global Legal PostTue, 25 Apr 2017en-gb(C) 2017 Global City Media LtdGlobal Legal Post - Latest News &amp; Headlineshttp://www.globallegalpost.comhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/images/feed-image/global-legal-post.pngBose being sued for tracking and selling habits of headphone users<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bose-being-sued-for-tracking-and-selling-habits-of-headphone-users-33569567/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/72048372_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>A proposed class action has been filed in Chicago against Bose for allegedly tracking the listening habits of its headphone users and then selling the information to third-party companies without permission.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bose-being-sued-for-tracking-and-selling-habits-of-headphone-users-33569567/Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:04Lawyers face &pound;500 million payout for homes that cannot be sold<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-face-500-million-payout-for-homes-that-cannot-be-sold-50944981/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/35896987_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>UK Lawyers could be forced to pay more than &pound;500 million compensation for leaving clients stranded in leasehold homes they cannot sell.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-face-500-million-payout-for-homes-that-cannot-be-sold-50944981/Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:04Panama Papers scandal law firm partners get bail<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/panama-papers-scandal-law-firm-partners-get-bail-10403210/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/15815765_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The partners of the law firm at the heart of the Panama Papers scandal have been granted bail pending further legal action over allegations they helped launder money related to a huge Brazilian bribery case.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/panama-papers-scandal-law-firm-partners-get-bail-10403210/Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:04Glasgow Chamber President takes law firm role at Anderson Strathern<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/glasgow-chamber-president-takes-law-firm-role-at-anderson-strathern-83159131/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/12782279_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>President of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Neil Amner has joined Anderson Strathern in a cross-departmental role in efforts to help the law firm boldster relationships in the business community.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/glasgow-chamber-president-takes-law-firm-role-at-anderson-strathern-83159131/Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:04Volkswagen to pay $2.8 billion in criminal fine<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/volkswagen-to-pay-$28-billion-in-criminal-fine-88019191/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/10052340_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Volkswagen must pay a $2.8 billion criminal fine for deliberately creating a diesel engine equipped with software to cheat greenhouse gas emissions tests - the largest criminal fine ever negotiated by the US government for a carmaker.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/volkswagen-to-pay-$28-billion-in-criminal-fine-88019191/Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:04Jenner & Block expands London head's role<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jenner--block-expands-london-heads-role-69702203/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/New York14.jpg' border='0'/></a>Charlie Lightfoot gains a role managing the firm's worldwide international arbitration practice.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jenner--block-expands-london-heads-role-69702203/Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:04Luxury celebrates legal leadership<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/luxury-celebrates-legal-leadership-722625/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Awards.jpg' border='0'/></a>Luxury's legal stars are set for recognition at this year's Luxury Law Awards on 16 May when some of the top names in the luxury marketplace descend on London.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/luxury-celebrates-legal-leadership-722625/Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:04India could follow Japan in bitcoin adoption<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/india-could-follow-japan-in-bitcoin-adoption-53291905/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/47830607_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Less than two weeks after Japan adopted bitcoin as legal currency it looks like India could be next to follow suit.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/india-could-follow-japan-in-bitcoin-adoption-53291905/Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:04JWK Solicitors wins &pound;1m for former BHS employees<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jwk-solicitors-wins-1m-for-former-bhs-employees-20952303/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/39392637_s (1).jpg' border='0'/></a>UK law firm JWK Solicitors has won &pound;1 million worth of compensation for 112 former employees of retail store BHS.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jwk-solicitors-wins-1m-for-former-bhs-employees-20952303/Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:04Corrs Chambers Westgarth patents new technology<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/corrs-chambers-westgarth-patents-new-technology-56548675/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/14119594_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth has patented a cloud-based document reading technology it says will cut processing time and costs in half.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/corrs-chambers-westgarth-patents-new-technology-56548675/Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:04Bircham Dyson Bell advises on &pound;107m IPO<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bircham-dyson-bell-advises-on-107m-ipo-95662116/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/10890651_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Bircham Dyson Bell acted for Ten Entertainment Group, parent company to Tenpin Ltd in connection with its admission to the premium segment of the main market of the London Stock Exchange with a market capitalisation of just over &pound;107 million.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bircham-dyson-bell-advises-on-107m-ipo-95662116/Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:04Whittier Law School closes doors to new students<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/whittier-law-school-closes-doors-to-new-students-19397308/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/13396615_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Whittier College is to close its law school. The revelations come in an announcement from the establishment stating that it will no longer admit students.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/whittier-law-school-closes-doors-to-new-students-19397308/Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:04Law firm diversity programmes fail to retain women<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-diversity-programmes-fail-to-retain-women-99830834/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/24958357_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Despite an increasing number of law firms putting gender diversity programmes in place, women account for just over 30 per cent of lawyers in the 200 largest firms in the US by revenue - a share that has not improved in the past five years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-diversity-programmes-fail-to-retain-women-99830834/Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:04Law change brings Monaco-style Grand Prix hope to London<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-change-brings-monaco-style-grand-prix-hope-to-london-11139341/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/35494220_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The idea of a Monaco-style grand prix taking place on the streets of London has moved a step closer after a law change which allows motorsports to take place on public roads.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-change-brings-monaco-style-grand-prix-hope-to-london-11139341/Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:04Linklaters and Baker McKenzie advising on &pound;1.4bn Weetabix sale<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-and-baker-mckenzie-advising-on-14bn-weetabix-sale-43156496/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/13625733_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Linklaters, Baker McKenzie, Ropes & Gray and Mills & Reeve are advising on the &pound;1.4bn sale of Weetabix Limited to US cereal firm Post Holdings.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-and-baker-mckenzie-advising-on-14bn-weetabix-sale-43156496/Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:04New Vice Dean for University of Virginia law school<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-vice-dean-for-university-of-virginia-law-school-73169964/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/52516626_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Leslie Kendrick, a professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, is to take up the position of new Vice Dean at the school from 1 July.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-vice-dean-for-university-of-virginia-law-school-73169964/Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:04Regulator wants greater transparency from law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/regulator-wants-greater-transparency-from-law-firms-26897527/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/58228647_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Legal Services Board (LSB) expects frontline regulators to introduce compulsory 'minimum disclosures' by law firms on price, service, redress and regulatory status as it does not believe that change can come from within the legal fraternity.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/regulator-wants-greater-transparency-from-law-firms-26897527/Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:04Fewer lawyers moving in-house as associate pay packets grow<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/fewer-lawyers-moving-in-house-as-associate-pay-packets-grow-36039317/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/pay1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Growing salaries for associates in BigLaw are encouraging younger lawyers to stay in private practice rather than making the switch to in-house roles.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/fewer-lawyers-moving-in-house-as-associate-pay-packets-grow-36039317/Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:04Independent report slams Wells Fargo lawyers for being 'too cost-focused'<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/independent-report-slams-wells-fargo-lawyers-for-being-too-cost-focused-57377632/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/69515643_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers at Wells Fargo failed to keep an eye on the big picture as the company became embroiled I n its recent sham accounts scandal, a report from Shearman & Sterling has found.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/independent-report-slams-wells-fargo-lawyers-for-being-too-cost-focused-57377632/Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:04Clifford Chance partner elected as next Law Society President<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clifford-chance-partner-elected-as-next-law-society-president-41735120/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/47101588_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Clifford Chance partner Simon Davis has been elected as the Law Society's next President - a role he will officially take up in 2019.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clifford-chance-partner-elected-as-next-law-society-president-41735120/Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:04Pinsent Masons set for Madrid launch<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pinsent-masons-set-for-madrid-launch-85529612/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/12435748_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Pinsent Masons is to launch its third international office in less than a year with a Madrid presence to open in May.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pinsent-masons-set-for-madrid-launch-85529612/Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:04South Sudan welcomes first international law firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/south-sudan-welcomes-first-international-law-firm-99184828/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/58451201_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Pan-African legal services provider Centurion Law Group has entered into a strategic alliance with South Sudanese law firm Awatkeer Law Chambers in Juba, making it the first international law firm to enter the country.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/south-sudan-welcomes-first-international-law-firm-99184828/Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:04Dentons implements 'partner cull' in the US<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-implements-partner-cull-in-the-us-9126700/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/56931340_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Dentons is reported to have cut some 20 US-based partners this year over what is claimed to be fall-out following the McKenna Long merger.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-implements-partner-cull-in-the-us-9126700/Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:04Asia-Pacific and The Americas top M&A global league table<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/asia-pacific-and-the-americas-top-ma-global-league-table-63028316/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/42146279_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Mid-market M&A deals valued up to $500 million totalled $201.6 billion for the first quarter of 2017, down five per cent from last year. Asia Pacific led the way in terms of deal worth and The Americas in deal volume.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/asia-pacific-and-the-americas-top-ma-global-league-table-63028316/Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:04Hawaiian Airlines CLO calls out rival United over current PR crisis<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/hawaiian-airlines-clo-calls-out-rival-united-over-current-pr-crisis-16380941/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/united.jpg' border='0'/></a>United Airlines' reputation is circling the drain after the forcible removal of a passenger from one of its flights went viral and made international headlines last week.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/hawaiian-airlines-clo-calls-out-rival-united-over-current-pr-crisis-16380941/Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:04Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-63893007/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/55335034_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of in-house moves from around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-63893007/Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:04Berkeley reaches legal settlement over harassment claim<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/berkeley-reaches-legal-settlement-over-harassment-claim-85665744/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/20345594_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>A legal settlement has been reached between Berkeley, the former dean of its law school and his former assistant who alleged he sexually harassed her, an announcement from the university has revealed.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/berkeley-reaches-legal-settlement-over-harassment-claim-85665744/Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:04New technology measures value of external lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-technology-measures-value-of-external-lawyers-43431114/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/46391181_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>A newly launched cloud-based platform promises to measure value and facilitate conversations between law departments and their external legal providers .http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-technology-measures-value-of-external-lawyers-43431114/Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:04Attorney General moves to block Tony Blair war trial private prosecution<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/attorney-general-moves-to-block-tony-blair-war-trial-private-prosecution-51402197/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/45084898_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Attorney General MP Jeremy Wright has launched a legal fight to stop Tony Blair being charged over Iraq war deaths after former chief of staff of the Iraq army General Abdul-Wahid Shannan ar-Ribat tried to prosecute him for the crime of 'aggression'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/attorney-general-moves-to-block-tony-blair-war-trial-private-prosecution-51402197/Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:04Law firms up marketing spend<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-up-marketing-spend-49485768/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/14439217_s (1).jpg' border='0'/></a>More than two-thirds of lawyers and business development professionals say their firm is increasing its emphasis on marketing and business development - and yet clients are unhappier than ever.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-up-marketing-spend-49485768/Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:04Lead firms in oil spill litigation set for $87 million each<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lead-firms-in-oil-spill-litigation-set-for-$87-million-each-72576506/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/bp gulf of mexico.jpg' border='0'/></a>A committee of lawyers involved in litigation arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has made its recommendation for dividing some $700 million in fees among 122 law firms involved - with two set to secure almost $90 million each.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lead-firms-in-oil-spill-litigation-set-for-$87-million-each-72576506/Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:04Legal pitfalls of social media in a luxury world<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-pitfalls-of-social-media-in-a-luxury-world-55464742/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/12608717_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Luxury brands engage with social media at different levels but not all are prepared for risk and reputation issues.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-pitfalls-of-social-media-in-a-luxury-world-55464742/Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:04Law Deans call for investigation of California Bar Exam passing score<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-deans-call-for-investigation-of-california-bar-exam-passing-score-90243640/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/44228894_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The California Accredited Law Schools (CALS) and the California Law School Council have asked the California Supreme Court to allow a representative help investigate the lowest reported bar pass rate in 32 years last July.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-deans-call-for-investigation-of-california-bar-exam-passing-score-90243640/Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:04Capita appoints 21 firms to legal panel<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/capita-appoints-21-firms-to-legal-panel-55115811/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/BBC2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Capita has appointed a total of 21 law firms after the company reviewed its commercial legal panel for the first time in two years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/capita-appoints-21-firms-to-legal-panel-55115811/Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:04Big law firms fail to please clients on business acumen<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/big-law-firms-fail-to-please-clients-on-business-acumen-71556349/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/45734314_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>New research demonstrates 'unambiguous evidence' of a flagrant disconnect between large law firms clients where 'not a single client interviewed was satisfied with what law firms provide'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/big-law-firms-fail-to-please-clients-on-business-acumen-71556349/Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:04Two Chicago law firms hired by doctor dragged off United flight<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/two-chicago-law-firms-hired-by-doctor-dragged-off-united-flight-59259272/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/33913516_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The doctor dragged off a United plane looks set to sue for millions after hiring two sets of prominent Chicago lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/two-chicago-law-firms-hired-by-doctor-dragged-off-united-flight-59259272/Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:04President Trump 'not above the law'<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/president-trump-not-above-the-law-6108245/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/69852494_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>President Trump is not 'above the law' and must respond to a former Apprentice contestant's lawsuit like any other American, argue new papers that say a seat in the Oval office does not grant immunity.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/president-trump-not-above-the-law-6108245/Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:04Digital creates the perfect storm for counterfeit goods<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/digital-creates-the-perfect-storm-for-counterfeit-goods-98689329/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Diamond1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The fast-growing digital world has seen the counterfeit market flourish, with luxury brands in particular targeted.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/digital-creates-the-perfect-storm-for-counterfeit-goods-98689329/Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:04The Panama Papers: One year on<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/commentary/the-panama-papers-one-year-on-70777922/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/56169423_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Has the net been tightened around the offshore world, asks Burford Capital director of asset recovery Daniel Hall.http://www.globallegalpost.com/commentary/the-panama-papers-one-year-on-70777922/Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:04Andersen Tax & Legal debuts in Italy<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/andersen-tax--legal-debuts-in-italy-79414660/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/14971063_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Andersen Tax & Legal has debuted in Italy with the Italian member firm of Andersen Global, Noda Studio, formally adopting the Andersen name.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/andersen-tax--legal-debuts-in-italy-79414660/Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:04Trademark infringement on the rise<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/trademark-infringement-on-the-rise-55821866/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/35376925_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Eighty per cent of C-level executives say trademark infringement is on the rise but only 20 per cent have a process in place to actively watch more than three quarters of their marks.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/trademark-infringement-on-the-rise-55821866/Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:04KAA appoints eight partners to become East Africa's top firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/kaa-appoints-eight-partners-to-become-east-africas-top-firm-11908267/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/11687767_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Eight new partners have been admitted at Kampala Associated Advocates (KAA) in efforts to to inject 'renewed energy' into the 17-year-old company and make it the number one legal firm in the East Africa region.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/kaa-appoints-eight-partners-to-become-east-africas-top-firm-11908267/Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:04Boies Schiller Flexner merges with Caldwell Leslie & Proctor<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/boies-schiller-flexner-merges-with-caldwell-leslie--proctor-97110337/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/23342892_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Boies Schiller Flexner is to merge with West Coast litigation firm Caldwell Leslie & Proctor next week.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/boies-schiller-flexner-merges-with-caldwell-leslie--proctor-97110337/Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:04Federal Judge rules on Texas voters discrimination case<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/federal-judge-rules-on-texas-voters-discrimination-case-85902705/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/33167350_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>A US Federal Judge has ruled that a Texas law requiring voters to show identification before casting ballots was enacted with the intent to discriminate against black and Hispanic voters.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/federal-judge-rules-on-texas-voters-discrimination-case-85902705/Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:04Former Yahoo lawyers accused of mismanaging humanitarian aid funds<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/former-yahoo-lawyers-accused-of-mismanaging-humanitarian-aid-funds-76159773/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/prison2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The embattled companies' reputational woes are far from over, it seems.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/former-yahoo-lawyers-accused-of-mismanaging-humanitarian-aid-funds-76159773/Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:04Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-57981975/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/16746070_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves from around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-57981975/Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:04King & Spalding's Los Angeles office adds litigation partner<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/king--spaldings-los-angeles-office-adds-litigation-partner-16917759/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/14514320_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>King & Spalding has announced that Joseph Akrotirianakis has joined as a partner in the business litigation practice based in the firm's Los Angeles office.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/king--spaldings-los-angeles-office-adds-litigation-partner-16917759/Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:04Baker McKenzie's city profits up &pound;176 million<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/baker-mckenzies-city-profits-up-176-million-16619539/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/43748917_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Baker McKenzie's London office has seen its revenue increase more than 20 per cent with turnover up to &pound;176 million in 2016 from &pound;145.2m a year earlier - significantly higher than the firm's global growth rate. For others, news has not been so good.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/baker-mckenzies-city-profits-up-176-million-16619539/Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:04Hogan Lovells launches global fintech mentoring scheme<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hogan-lovells-launches-global-fintech-mentoring-scheme-54064614/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/22640291_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Hogan Lovells has launched a global fintech mentoring programme to fintech start-ups the UK, US, Germany and Hong Kong in efforts to bring new ideas to market.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hogan-lovells-launches-global-fintech-mentoring-scheme-54064614/Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:04Fox retains Paul Weiss to investigate Bill O'Reilly harassment claims<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fox-retains-paul-weiss-to-investigate-bill-oreilly-harassment-claims-92976858/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/65673449_s1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The parent company of Fox News, 21st Century Fox, has hired law firm of Paul Weiss to look into sexual harassment claims against TV host Bill O'Reilly.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fox-retains-paul-weiss-to-investigate-bill-oreilly-harassment-claims-92976858/Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:04Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman moves into new Miami office<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pillsbury-winthrop-shaw-pittman-moves-into-new-miami-office-41691775/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/35757913_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Global legal services firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has moved into its new 10,566-square-foot office at Brickell World Plaza in Miami as it expands in South Florida in a leasing deal search that took less than three months to complete.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pillsbury-winthrop-shaw-pittman-moves-into-new-miami-office-41691775/Tue, 11 Apr 2017 11:04Appeals Court rules that legal aid cuts for convicts are illegal<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/appeals-court-rules-that-legal-aid-cuts-for-convicts-are-illegal-18287751/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/64959600_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Cuts to legal aid for prisoners were dramatically overturned yesterday, April 10, as unlawful with judges saying that refusing to allow certain categories of inmates access to public money to fight legal cases was 'inherently unfair'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/appeals-court-rules-that-legal-aid-cuts-for-convicts-are-illegal-18287751/Tue, 11 Apr 2017 11:04Private equity set to boom in Africa<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/private-equity-set-to-boom-in-africa-86700035/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Kenya9.jpg' border='0'/></a>Africa looks set for a bright future on the private equity front with activity on the rise, according to a new report which predicts that around a billion dollars could be invested in the next five years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/private-equity-set-to-boom-in-africa-86700035/Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:04Clifford Chance appoints new Australian leadership<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/clifford-chance-appoints-new-australian-leadership-21464119/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/37944662_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Clifford Chance has appointed new leadership in Australia and created a new country managing partner position overseeing the firm's 70 lawyers based in Sydney and Perth, effective from 1 May.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/clifford-chance-appoints-new-australian-leadership-21464119/Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:04School launched to turn former child sex workers into lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/school-launched-to-turn-former-child-sex-workers-into-lawyers-85789276/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/49718229_m.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Free a Girl Movement has opened up the first of a kind school to educate former victims of child prostitution in law in order to create the public prosecutors to challenge India's legal system from within.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/school-launched-to-turn-former-child-sex-workers-into-lawyers-85789276/Mon, 10 Apr 2017 14:04UK forces companies to publish gender figures<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-forces-companies-to-publish-gender-figures-98249250/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/52956036_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>For the first time thousands of employers in the UK will have to publish gender figures under new measures aimed at closing the pay gap between men and women.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-forces-companies-to-publish-gender-figures-98249250/Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:04Herbert Smith Freehills promotes 21 lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/herbert-smith-freehills-promotes-21-lawyers-32287187/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/24483236_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has promoted 21 lawyers to partner across its global network including nine in London, six in Australia, three in Asia, two in Paris and one in Madrid with six of the total being women.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/herbert-smith-freehills-promotes-21-lawyers-32287187/Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:04US fashion companies face immigration challenge<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-fashion-companies-face-immigration-challenge-32813337/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/fashion2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The US fashion world is up in arms over proposed changes to immigration rules which could harm innovation.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-fashion-companies-face-immigration-challenge-32813337/Mon, 10 Apr 2017 14:04Hong Kong Competition Commission makes milestone decision<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/commentary/hong-kong-competition-commission-makes-milestone-decision-52395635/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hong Kong17.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Hong Kong Competition Commission has made its first decision to commence infringement proceedings in the Competition Tribunal. Conor Quigley QC of Serle Court discusses the move.http://www.globallegalpost.com/commentary/hong-kong-competition-commission-makes-milestone-decision-52395635/Mon, 10 Apr 2017 14:04New opportunities for arbitration funding<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/commentary/new-opportunities-for-arbitration-funding-37183751/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/45047577_s2.jpg' border='0'/></a>In recent months, the scope for using third party funding in arbitrations has expanded - arguably to the benefit of those who need it most, say Steven Friel and Charlie Morris.http://www.globallegalpost.com/commentary/new-opportunities-for-arbitration-funding-37183751/Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:04Law firm rates rising at fastest pace since 2008 recession<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-rates-rising-at-fastest-pace-since-2008-recession-18727880/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/20509285_s (1).jpg' border='0'/></a>Overall law firm rates are on the up with average year-over-year lawyer rate increases reaching their highest levels since 2008.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-rates-rising-at-fastest-pace-since-2008-recession-18727880/Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:04Supreme Court rules parents can be prosecuted for term time family holidays<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/supreme-court-rules-parents-can-be-prosecuted-for-term-time-family-holidays-66527936/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/74036287_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>In a landmark case that is to affect families all across Britain, the Supreme Court has ruled that parents who take their children out of school for term time holidays can be prosecuted.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/supreme-court-rules-parents-can-be-prosecuted-for-term-time-family-holidays-66527936/Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:04Hogan Lovells snaps up Silicon Valley four from Weil Gotshal<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hogan-lovells-snaps-up-silicon-valley-four-from-weil-gotshal-84613919/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/39241544_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Hogan Lovells has wooed a team of four high-profile Silicon Valley lawyers who have worked together for almost 20 years at Weil Gotshal. The renowned Silicon Valley team of four will be based in the firm's Menlo Park and San Francisco offices.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hogan-lovells-snaps-up-silicon-valley-four-from-weil-gotshal-84613919/Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:04Bitcoin prices surge after Japan adopts it as legal currency<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bitcoin-prices-surge-after-japan-adopts-it-as-legal-currency-63645686/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/42239747_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Bitcoin prices surged this week following Japan's decision to allow the cryptocurrency as a legal method of payment.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bitcoin-prices-surge-after-japan-adopts-it-as-legal-currency-63645686/Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:04Pepsi Ad faces legal action from San Fran Police Department<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pepsi-ad-faces-legal-action-from-san-fran-police-department-54724149/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/28197371_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The now infamous Kendall Jenner Pepsi ad may have stepped over a legal line with the San Francisco Police Department, which is now considering taking legal action overuse of its emblem.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pepsi-ad-faces-legal-action-from-san-fran-police-department-54724149/Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:04Fast start for law firm merger market in 2017<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fast-start-for-law-firm-merger-market-in-2017-84665106/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/11066292_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firm mergers and acquisitions got off to a blistering pace in the first quarter of 2017 with 28 mergers announced in the US thanks to demand for small firms, international expansion and mega-mergers, according to Altman Weil MergerLine.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fast-start-for-law-firm-merger-market-in-2017-84665106/Thu, 06 Apr 2017 14:04Brexit sees London new law firm leasing plummet<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/brexit-sees-london-new-law-firm-leasing-plummet-3014026/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/45168467_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>New London leases taken by large law firms in London fell more than 50 per cent last year largely as a result of Brexit and as 70 per cent of law firms get set to offer flexible working policies in the next 12 months - from today's 30 per cent.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/brexit-sees-london-new-law-firm-leasing-plummet-3014026/Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:04Apple taken to court by Australian consumer watchdog<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/apple-taken-to-court-by-australian-consumer-watchdog-45052308/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/38894723_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACC) has launched legal action against Apple for allegedly refusing to look at or attempt to fix defective devices repaired elsewhere.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/apple-taken-to-court-by-australian-consumer-watchdog-45052308/Thu, 06 Apr 2017 14:04Shoosmiths boosts national venture capital practice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/shoosmiths-boosts-national-venture-capital-practice-56147792/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41234318_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>National law firm Shoosmiths has expanded its Venture Capital (VC) offering with the appointment of corporate partner Steven Barnett to its London office, from international law firm Orrick.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/shoosmiths-boosts-national-venture-capital-practice-56147792/Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:04Chicago law firms' tiff escalates to litigation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/chicago-law-firms-tiff-escalates-to-litigation-54575250/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/13575540_s (1).jpg' border='0'/></a>Two Chicago law firms are taking each other on after litigation boutique Johnson & Bell sued Edelson, a specialist in privacy and technology class actions for defamation, after claims it had inadequate protection against cyber attacks.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/chicago-law-firms-tiff-escalates-to-litigation-54575250/Thu, 06 Apr 2017 14:04ACC issues guidelines for law firm cyber security measures<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/acc-issues-guidelines-for-law-firm-cyber-security-measures-88202287/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/21999367_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) has issued safety guidelines for outside counsel who have access to sensitive company data as part of their engagements with corporate law departments.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/acc-issues-guidelines-for-law-firm-cyber-security-measures-88202287/Wed, 05 Apr 2017 15:04Irish Law Society warns small number of firms hiking PI actions<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/irish-law-society-warns-small-number-of-firms-hiking-pi-actions-93664416/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/32936252_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>A small number of lawyers are responsible for a huge number of personal injuries actions, the Law Society has been warned, with unusually high numbers of spurious claims clustered around a small number of towns, where certain law firms are based.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/irish-law-society-warns-small-number-of-firms-hiking-pi-actions-93664416/Wed, 05 Apr 2017 15:04Litigation against global banks up 37 per cent<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/litigation-against-global-banks-up-37-per-cent-12751585/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/34848279_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Litigation against the largest 50 global banks has increased 37 per cent in 2016, according to statistics published by city law firm RPC based on an analysis of court hearing lists.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/litigation-against-global-banks-up-37-per-cent-12751585/Wed, 05 Apr 2017 15:04DLA Piper continues LatAm expansion in deal with Peruvian firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-piper-continues-latam-expansion-in-deal-with-peruvian-firm-89332055/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/10599106_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>DLA Piper LLP (US) has established a cooperation agreement with Peruvian firm Pizarro, Botto & Escobar Abogados in its latest LatAm expansion move. Together the firms will operate as DLA Piper Pizarro Botto Escobar.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-piper-continues-latam-expansion-in-deal-with-peruvian-firm-89332055/Wed, 05 Apr 2017 12:04Singapore and Malaysian law firms launch fintech practice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/singapore-and-malaysian-law-firms-launch-fintech-practice-99647468/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/54984946_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Two prominent regional law firms in Singapore and Malaysia have joined forces to establish dedicated fintech practices, which will work together collaboratively.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/singapore-and-malaysian-law-firms-launch-fintech-practice-99647468/Wed, 05 Apr 2017 15:04Deutsche Bank's proposed junior lawyer 'pay block' could become a trend, warn in-house lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/deutsche-banks-proposed-junior-lawyer-pay-block-could-become-a-trend-warn-in-house-lawyers-89897910/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/deutsche bank4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Deutsche Bank has raised eyebrows with its announcement that it will no longer pay law firms for hours put in by junior lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/deutsche-banks-proposed-junior-lawyer-pay-block-could-become-a-trend-warn-in-house-lawyers-89897910/Wed, 05 Apr 2017 15:04Corporate counsel develop new model for law firm cybersecurity<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/corporate-counsel-develop-new-model-for-law-firm-cybersecurity-55619468/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/22649978_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Association of Corporate Counsel has issued a new set of guidelines for cybersecurity best-practice at law firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/corporate-counsel-develop-new-model-for-law-firm-cybersecurity-55619468/Wed, 05 Apr 2017 10:04Technology the key driver for growing business complexity in the Asia Pacific<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/technology-the-key-driver-for-growing-business-complexity-in-the-asia-pacific-5250025/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/14992073_m_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The pressure on company leaders to innovate through the uptake of new technologies is the number one challenge currently facing companies in the region, according to a recent survey.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/technology-the-key-driver-for-growing-business-complexity-in-the-asia-pacific-5250025/Wed, 05 Apr 2017 15:04Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-68442557/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_300240899 (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves from around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-68442557/Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:04Linklaters success in its first US Supreme Court amicus curiae brief<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-success-in-its-first-us-supreme-court-amicus-curiae-brief-1097104/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/supreme court (2)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>In a death row case, the test applied by Texas Criminal Appeals Court for determining which individuals are intellectually disabled in capital cases was found to violate the US constitution.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-success-in-its-first-us-supreme-court-amicus-curiae-brief-1097104/Tue, 04 Apr 2017 14:04London Commercial Court rules on luxury Dubai development<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/london-commercial-court-rules-on-luxury-dubai-development-54763218/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/12432161_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Baker McKenzie has won a major litigation case for Dubai Islamic Bank against a company planning a luxury resort in Dubai, raising issues from the volatility of the Dubai property market to interplay with Sharia law.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/london-commercial-court-rules-on-luxury-dubai-development-54763218/Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:04Facebook pushes minority agenda at law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/facebook-pushes-minority-agenda-at-law-firms-82857670/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/42179335_s (1).jpg' border='0'/></a>Facebook is using its weight to force law firms that represent the company to embrace diversity in the workplace.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/facebook-pushes-minority-agenda-at-law-firms-82857670/Tue, 04 Apr 2017 13:04Motion picture industry wins landmark legal case<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/motion-picture-industry-wins-landmark-legal-case-50567613/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/71286362_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Members of the Motion Picture Association (MPA) have won an injunction against three pirate websites providing film and television content illegally to Irish consumers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/motion-picture-industry-wins-landmark-legal-case-50567613/Tue, 04 Apr 2017 13:04LexisNexis announces first legal tech accelerator participants<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lexisnexis-announces-first-legal-tech-accelerator-participants-61055114/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/47329093_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>LexisNexis has announced the first five participants in its new Silicon Valley legal tech accelerator programme created to give startups a leg up in the legal tech industry and transform the business of law.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lexisnexis-announces-first-legal-tech-accelerator-participants-61055114/Tue, 04 Apr 2017 13:04Slaughters takes stake in AI due diligence company<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/slaughters-takes-stake-in-ai-due-diligence-company-24798427/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/45260702_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Slaughter and May has taken a five per cent stake in Luminance with partners at the law firm being given a share of the business now valued at $20 million as part of their work developing the product.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/slaughters-takes-stake-in-ai-due-diligence-company-24798427/Tue, 04 Apr 2017 13:04Morgan Lewis client departs over links to President Trump<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/morgan-lewis-client-departs-over-links-to-president-trump-66084935/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Trump (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Morgan Lewis & Bockius' decision to represent controversial US President Donald Trump has prompted one investment client to show the firm the door.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/morgan-lewis-client-departs-over-links-to-president-trump-66084935/Wed, 05 Apr 2017 09:04Bar starts to license Alternative Business Structures<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bar-starts-to-license-alternative-business-structures-28089199/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/MiddleTempleHall.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Bar Standards Board has begun licensing Alternative Business Structures from today.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bar-starts-to-license-alternative-business-structures-28089199/Mon, 03 Apr 2017 15:04Royal Commission sees law firms swamped by historical child sex abuse cases<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/royal-commission-sees-law-firms-swamped-by-historical-child-sex-abuse-cases-69852564/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/42099320_s (1).jpg' border='0'/></a>Australian legal firms are experiencing unprecedented demand from people who have suffered alleged child sexual abuse in institutions such as churches, schools and youth groups after statute of limitations is lifted.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/royal-commission-sees-law-firms-swamped-by-historical-child-sex-abuse-cases-69852564/Mon, 03 Apr 2017 12:04Law firms banned from touting for business in hospitals<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-banned-from-touting-for-business-in-hospitals-38555915/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/49137637_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Personal injury lawyers are to be banned from touting for business in hospitals from 2017/18 under new plans unveiled by the UK's National Health Service (NHS).http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-banned-from-touting-for-business-in-hospitals-38555915/Mon, 03 Apr 2017 12:04Firms across the Atlantic form global insurance law network<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/firms-across-the-atlantic-form-global-insurance-law-network-24241621/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/30527454_s1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A number of law firms in Europe and North America have joined forces to launch a new legal network specialising in insurance law.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/firms-across-the-atlantic-form-global-insurance-law-network-24241621/Mon, 03 Apr 2017 12:04Quarter of London's law firms hacked in 2016<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/quarter-of-londons-law-firms-hacked-in-2016-58248900/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/15446927_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>A quarter of all legal firms have been the subject of a cyber-attack with London-based firms suffering most.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/quarter-of-londons-law-firms-hacked-in-2016-58248900/Mon, 03 Apr 2017 16:04US lawyers targets of multi-million cheque fraud<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-lawyers-targets-of-multi-million-cheque-fraud-51799502/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/23719793_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers and law firms across the US have been cheated out of tens of millions in a cheque fraud scheme and are being warned that the rouse could be ongoing.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-lawyers-targets-of-multi-million-cheque-fraud-51799502/Mon, 03 Apr 2017 16:04Visual reality becomes a reality for fashion lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/visual-reality-becomes-a-reality-for-fashion-lawyers-57545920/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Virtual reality (2)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Fashion designers are introducing more technology into their creations, opening up a new world of fashion technology legal issues.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/visual-reality-becomes-a-reality-for-fashion-lawyers-57545920/Fri, 31 Mar 2017 14:03IP firms merge to secure position for Brexit<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ip-firms-merge-to-secure-position-for-brexit-63131398/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Brussels11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Two British IP firms have joined forces to strengthen their offerings in the run-up and aftermath of Brexit.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ip-firms-merge-to-secure-position-for-brexit-63131398/Fri, 31 Mar 2017 14:03Freshfields hires UK's former European Commissioner<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-hires-uks-former-european-commissioner-53091021/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/47674413_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has recruited the UK's former European Commissioner for Financial Services Jonathan Hill as a senior adviser only a few months after it attracted former HM Treasury lawyer Anthony Parry as a full-time consultant.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-hires-uks-former-european-commissioner-53091021/Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:03Trump too busy to deal with sexual harassment lawsuit<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/trump-too-busy-to-deal-with-sexual-harassment-lawsuit-51748131/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/20526770_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>President Donald Trump's legal team have said that dealing with a sexual harassment lawsuit would 'distract the president from his duties' and called for the case to be set aside until the end of his term in office.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/trump-too-busy-to-deal-with-sexual-harassment-lawsuit-51748131/Fri, 31 Mar 2017 14:03Allen & Overy launches legaltech incubator<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/allen--overy-launches-legaltech-incubator-93101223/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/24862204_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The latest move by a law firm to innovate sees Allen & Overy launching a legaltech incubator where lawyers, technologists and clients will collaborate on new and developing ideas.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/allen--overy-launches-legaltech-incubator-93101223/Fri, 31 Mar 2017 14:03Bryan Cave further expands German IP team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bryan-cave-further-expands-german-ip-team-87924427/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/30243412_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Bryan Cave has expanded its German IP practice with IP and IT lawyer Dominik Weiss who joins as counsel, following hot on the heels of the arrival of trademark law specialist Dr Andreas Hentschel who also joined the Hamburg office earlier this year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bryan-cave-further-expands-german-ip-team-87924427/Fri, 31 Mar 2017 14:03Another Kirkland partner defects to rival<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/another-kirkland-partner-defects-to-rival-40065787/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/23580117_s (1).jpg' border='0'/></a>Dechert has hired banking and finance partner Rob Bradshaw from Kirkland & Ellis in London as part of its strategic plan to grow its private equity practice in what is the latest blow for Kirklands.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/another-kirkland-partner-defects-to-rival-40065787/Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:03Call to increase retirement age for UK judges<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/call-to-increase-retirement-age-for-uk-judges-46868360/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/21832921_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The UK's most senior judge is calling for change to allow judges to sit beyond the age of 70 in order to address the challenge of recruitment to the bench.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/call-to-increase-retirement-age-for-uk-judges-46868360/Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:03